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For Immediate Release
May 7, 2018

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC/Lytx Announce Safety Award Winners

ARLINGTON, VA– The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and Lytx® recognized those private fleet members who continue to elevate safety performance during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 28-May 1, 2018 in Cincinnati.

“The NPTC/ Lytx®Fleet Safety Awards program recognizes NPTC member companies that work to make safety a priority in their private fleets’ operations,” said Carol Heinowski, Logistics Manager, Safety and Compliance for Meijer, Inc. and Chair of the NPTC Board of Directors and Chair of the NPTC Safety Committee. “The Fleet of the Year Awards in particular recognize companies with the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year.” The 2018 winners (based on safety performance achieved in 2017) are:

LOCAL OPERATIONS(fleets whose vehicles deliver in a local market regardless of size)

  • First Place:                  Blain Supply, Inc.
  • Second Place:            Speedway Transport Operations | SWTO LLC
  • Third Place:                 American Proteins, Inc.


  • First Place:                  Orscheln Farm and Home, LLC
  • Second Place:             Contract Transportation Systems/The Sherwin- Williams Company

MIXED OPERATIONS(Small Fleet – less than 50 vehicles)

  • First Place:                  Metal Exchange Corporation
  • Second Place:             Sugar Foods Corporation
  • Third Place:                 Moen Incorporated

MIXED OPERATIONS(Large Fleet – 50 vehicles or more)

  • First Place:                  New South Express, Inc.
  • Second Place:             Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Third Place:                Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.

Also recognized, were those fleets with outstanding and/or improved safety records based upon their crash rates. Winners of the Gold Seal, awarded to fleets with a terminal that experienced ZERO crashes in 2017, include:

  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Hittman Transport Services/Energy Solutions
  • Koch Foods, LLC

Winners of the Silver Seal, presented to those companies with a terminal that reduced its vehicle crash rates by 40% or more compared to the previous year, were:

  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • Orgill Transportation Co., LLC
  • Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

The Bronze Seal recognition is presented to companies with a terminal that reduced its vehicle crash rates by 20% to 39% from the previous year. The winners of the Bronze Seal are:

  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
  • Contract Transportation Systems/The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • Orgill Transportation Co., LLC

About NPTC
Founded in 1939, the National Private Truck Council is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of the private truck industry and corporate/business private truck fleet management. With an actively engaged leadership team of Board representatives, member volunteers and staff, NPTC in the past decade has grown significantly to serve a rising professional class of private fleet practitioners meeting the challenges of modern corporate transportation. NPTC is the leading learning resource center, government affairs advocate, and business networking culture for America’s top private fleet and supplier member companies.  The Council produces benchmarking, best practices, and economic data reports on the private fleet market; administers the highly regarded Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) training program, and conducts some of the most successful events in the trucking industry including the Annual Conference and Trade Show, the Private Fleet Management Institute, and the National Safety Conference. For more information about the Council’s activities and programs, visit our website at

About Lytx

At Lytx® we harness the power of video to transform fleets with improved safety, efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Our flagship solution, the Lytx DriveCam® safety program, sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve. The Lytx Video ServicesSM program enhancement delivers a highly configurable user interface to provide fleet managers unparalleled visibility into their fleet operations, both in the moment and up to a week later. RAIR® compliance services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® safety program. Lytx ActiveVision® service helps fleets detect and address distracted and drowsy driving, both in real time and over time, and additional services offer virtually limitless solutions for fleets and field operations of any profile. We protect more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles each year. We enable our clients to realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit on Twitter, or our Facebook page or YouTube channel

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